Do you feel anxious or worried while visiting your local dentist? It has been estimated that a large number of Australians in the age group of 18 and above suffers from the phobia of visiting their dentist. They suffer unnecessarily and to make the situation worse, they sometimes cancel their appointment schedule also as they can’t overcome their fear.
You need not worry about anymore. Sedation dentistry as one of the most popular aspects of dentistry aims in calming your anxious nerves to make your dentist visit a relaxing and positive experience for you.
Who Requires Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry provides a perfect option to those, who suffer from dental anxiety. However, there are many other dental patients who get benefited from this approach of dentistry. They are:
- People who have an overactive gag reflex.
- The patient whose medical or psychological conditions do not allow him to sit still.
- People who want all his extensive treatment plans to be solved in a short duration.
- The patient who finds it extremely difficult to be completely numb during the treatment.
The sedation dentistry service involves sedation through intravenous injection (IV) while you recline on the dental chair. This is administered by an expert and experienced anaesthetist. It helps you in inducing a deeply relaxed state of mind in with no awareness or recollection of pain though you are in a conscious state.
The expert and experienced sedation dentist in Melbourne makes you so comfortable while undergoing treatment that time passes very quickly, and you don’t remember or recollect what has happened to you. In many cases, patients do not even remember anything at all.
Types Of Sedation Used In Dentistry
In this type of sedation you remain awake but relaxed. Your dentist makes you breathe nitrous oxide combined with oxygen through a mask, which is placed over your nose. The dentist will control the amount of sedation required. This gas helps you feel relaxed while undergoing dental treatment.
This type of sedation is also called conscious sedation. You may slur while speaking but do not remember or recollect much about the treatment procedure.
In this type of sedation you are almost on the edge of consciousness but sometimes you may still be awakened.
General anaesthesia is given to make you completely unconscious as per your treatment requirement.
Local anaesthesia is needed as a numbing medication at the site of your mouth where the treatment is going on regardless of the type of sedation you are receiving by your dentist
Dental Treatment Which Requires Sedation
Depending on the patient’s psychological and physical conditions sedation is used in almost all aspects of dentistry ranging from simple tooth cleaning to invasive procedures. Your sleep dentist will offer this treatment to those patients who require some of the following services to make their treatment procedure comfortable:
- Dental implant
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Mini implant
- Multiple fillings
- Children dentistry
- Root canal treatment